As we leave our hotel in the morning, we come across a ceremony in the center of Udon Ratchathani. It is similar to the procession we have seen the previous day in That Phanom. This time, we learned the background of the ceremony. One celebrates Pavarana.
Pavarana is the Buddhist festival of lights. It takes place at the end of the rainy season and the three-month Buddhist Lent.
It is a joyous festival. The people donate new clothes, money, flowers, and temple inventory to the monks in a solemn procession. As a rule, the festival takes place in late October, early November.
The colorful and neat uniforms and festive dresses are remarkable.
As the procession continues, we can see the candle sculpture at Thung Si Muang Park in the center of the city.
The golden wax candle sculpture commemorates the dead from the Ubon Ratchathani region in the 2nd World War. It is a replica of a sculpture of the famous candle festival in Ubon Ratchathani. The candle festival takes place at the beginning of the rainy season and the Buddhist Lent.
In Ubon Ratchathani stayed at the Tohsang City Hotel. This time, we will not describe it in detail, because it did not meet our expectations.
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